The rising costs of prescription drugs is something most people are facing. Everything from the treatment of chronic conditions to one-time prescriptions are getting more expensive.

“One of the leading causes for bankruptcy in any household is health care costs when you’re trying to debate about $600 for medication or maybe $600 for maybe your utilities, a mortgage or rent or anything else like that,” said Jessica Gorski, a resident who struggles with prescription prices.

Gorski knows the struggle all too well and testified Thursday at a Senate Finance Committee hearing.

“My eldest daughter and my husband both have chronic illnesses that they’ll both have for the rest of their lives,” Gorski said. “Those illnesses and the cost of that care completely changed the trajectory of our lives.”... Read More: WBAL